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By Andy Neill What is ethical AI? In 2017, the Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence was appointed by the House of Lords. Their role is to consider the economic, ethical and social implications of advances in artificial intelligence. As part of their 2017-2019 session report, they suggested the following AI code: 1. Artificial intelligence should […]

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By Michael Hall Data loss, malware, and hackers; you hear about them all the time, but that has nothing to do with you, right? Sadly, that’s not the case. For legal firms, corporate legal departments and financial institutions who handle massive amounts of confidential data, the threat of breach due to human error is ever-present. Each […]

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By Dinesh Agrawal, Ankit A. Shah, Pranay Sahay The Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) in the state of Karnataka, in its order in Columbia Asia Hospitals Private Limited (the Applicant) dated 27 July 2018, made critical observations concerning the taxability of employee cost at a corporate office under Goods and Services Tax (GST). Background The […]

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The annual M&A league tables are coming out and it’s good news. Globally, M&A activity was back to pre-crisis levels in 2014. In Europe the combined value of announced deals broke through the $1tr barrier to hit $1.3tr, up 35.5 per cent from 2013. But the ever-increasingly cross-border nature of the market is heavily underlined […]

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Cooley CEO Joe Conroy talks to The Lawyer about the firm’s raid on Edwards Wildman and Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) and the plans for its London office. At 9:01 this morning, Conroy toasted Cooley’s 15 partners in the firm’s new London base in Dashwood House on Old Broad Street. For him, the London office represents “the most […]

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Kennedys has taken over a litigation boutique and hired a partner from McClure Naismith as part of a plan to rapidly grow a presence north of the border. The firm has taken over niche Edinburgh litigation practice Francis Gill & Co and hired Edinburgh-based defender insurance liability partner Rory Jackson from McClures. As part of […]

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